Fall Leadership Seminars

2013 NCSM Fall Leadership Seminars

Information accurate as of 08/19/2013 -- subject to change

"Digging Deeper: Leadership Tools for the Common Core Era"

For All Mathematics Teachers and Leaders!

Baltimore, MD
October 16, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
October 23, 2013
Louisville, KY
November 6, 2013

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Session Descriptions

Elementary (K-5) Session:
Developing Operations and Algebraic Thinking Across the Grades K-5
Preparing students for algebra is a concern in many schools today, and leaders must be prepared to support teachers' efforts to help students along this important learning trajectory. "How can we better prepare elementary students for algebra? More importantly, how can we help all children, not just those who excel in math, become ready for later instruction?" This session will draw from the work of Susan Jo Russel, Deborah Schifter, and Virginia Bastable in Connecting Arithmetic to Algebra. Participants will learn to support elementary teachers as they begin to shape their instruction so that students learn to engage with and use the Mathematical Practices related to algebraic concepts across the grades K-5.

Secondary (6-12) Session:
NCSM's Great Tasks for Mathematics 6-12: Engaging Activities for Effective Instruction and Assessment that Integrate the Content and Practices of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
These sessions will focus on how both teachers and mathematics leaders can use NCSM's Great Tasks in the classroom and in a professional learning setting to achieve the rigor and depth consistent with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. A Great Task has certain key properties that distinguish it from other tasks; participants will explore these ideas as they explore the tasks themselves. During the exploration, participants will have the time to sit down and really dig deeply into the mathematics and pedagogy involved with both the task itself and its implementation in a classroom or professional learning setting.

Elementary (K-5) Session:
NCSM's Great Tasks for Mathematics K-5: Engaging Activities for Effective Instruction and Assessment that Integrate the Content and Practices of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
These sessions will focus on how both teachers and mathematics leaders can use NCSM's Great Tasks in the classroom and in a professional learning setting to achieve the rigor and depth consistent with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. A Great Task has certain key properties that distinguish it from other tasks; participants will explore these ideas as they explore the tasks themselves. During the exploration, participants will have the time to sit down and really dig deeply into the mathematics and pedagogy involved with both the task itself and its implementation in a classroom or professional learning setting.

Secondary (6-12) Session:
NCSM's Situations
With the call of the Common Core being "fewer, clearer, higher," teachers have cried out for support in achieving the level of depth required by the standards. This depth can often be reached through well-orchestrated classroom discussion of problematic situations, or "teachable moments." This session will focus on some of the more than 50 "situations" from the MAC-CPTM Situations Project. Participants will learn both the mathematics behind these sometimes-difficult classroom questions and how to use them as a tool to drive professional learning with teachers. Participants will receive a copy of the Situations Project User's Guide.

If you only have one day to spare for your professional growth, spend a day with NCSM.

Seminar presenters actively engage participants and guide them through adaptable research-informed practices, strategies, models, and concepts that effective mathematics education leaders need to know and integrate into their work. Leave the seminar with practical and inspired ideas and actions that will prepare you to lead and support others throughout the year.

Baltimore, MD
October 16, 2013
Sheraton Baltimore City Center (410) 752-1100
Deadline to Register: October 2, 2013

Las Vegas, NV
October 23, 2013
Gold Coast Hotel and Casino (702) 367-7111
Deadline to Register: October 9, 2013

Louisville, KY
November 6, 2013
The Galt House Hotel and Suites (502) 589-5200
Deadline to Register: October 23, 2013

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Why You Should Attend

  • Because the seminar is especially designed for educators who want to lead their school and district toward student success and the CCSS: mathematics specialists/coaches, teacher leaders, administrators, department chairs, supervisors, director, or anyone who supports others in mathematics education.
  • Because you will leave the seminar with practical, research-based, inspired insights, tools, and strategies to continue your work around the CCSS.

Each of these one-day seminars is conveniently scheduled prior to an NCTM Regional Meeting near you.

Registration includes a full day with research-informed practical strategies, seminar materials, continental breakfast, and lunch!

Bring a Team!

Teams are especially encouraged to attend, as the seminar provides an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate on site work and identify next steps for goals set for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • Teams of teachers and leaders will find the seminar especially powerful.
  • Team registration rates provide a perfect incentive for teams to attend.
  • Every individual will leave inspired, motivated, and prepared for 2013-2014.
  • Seminar presenters will provide the guidance, time, and tools for teams (and individuals) to work together.

Three easy ways to register for the seminar:

Online: Register online

Registration Form

Fax: (303) 758-9616

Mail: NCSM
6000 E Evans Ave Ste 3-205
Denver CO 80222

Cancellations will be accepted up to one week before the scheduled seminar. Contact the NCSM office for more information.

Please contact hotels directly for room reservations and directions. Be sure to mention NCSM in order to get the special conference rate.

Baltimore, MD
October 16, 2013
Deadline to Register: September 15, 2013
Sheraton Baltimore City Center
101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 752-1100
www.sheratonbaltimorecitycenter.com
$109 - Overnight rate

Las Vegas, NV
October 23, 2013
Deadline to Register: September 22, 2013
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
4000 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 367-7111
www.goldcoastcasino.com
$32 - Overnight rate

Louisville, KY
November 6, 2013
Deadline to Register: October 6, 2013
The Galt House Hotel and Suites
140 N 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 589-5200
www.roomstays.com/hotel/185997
$140 - Overnight rate

For NCSM Membership or Seminar Registration Information and Questions

NCSM Office
MailNCSM
6000 E Evans Ave Ste 3-205
 Denver CO 80222-5423
Phone(303) 758-9611 (not a TTY number)
Fax(303) 758-9616
Email

For Housing Information and Questions

Contact your hotel directly.

For All Other Matters

Valerie Mills, NCSM President: